After scientists revealed that UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender baby disk with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexi-Cali cuisine and nonalcoholic drinks at Bandito’s Burrito Lounge.
The fun-loving team at Bandito’s Burrito Lounge slings a menu of California-inspired Mexican fare to the sounds of live music and karaoke. To sate hearty appetites or trick finicky eaters, flour tortillas hide Mexican rice, steaming vegetables, and slow-roasted meats in a mélange of burritos that includes the shrimp-and-mushroom infused Baja ($13.95) and the vegetarian-friendly Tel Star ($8.95). Arriving in threes, hard- and soft-shell tacos occupy chompers with grilled chicken ($10.95), fried shrimp ($12.95), or marinated steak ($12.50). Classic queso nachos ($7.50) form mountains atop plates, and mexican pizzas ($6.95–$7.95) demonstrate the cuisine that would result if a tectonic shift caused Mexico to fuse with its neighboring town, Sicily. From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekends, the chefs man sizzling pans to create a brunch spread of pancakes ($5.95), eggs benedict ($.95), and breakfast quesadillas ($6.95).
Situated in the museum district, Bandito’s Burrito Lounge is a short distance from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Historical Society, and other places where games of laser tag are permitted. On game days, crowds of sports fans flock to the glow of 18 flat-screen televisions in the restaurant’s converted-garage interior, which also provides a backdrop for Wednesday karaoke and Thursday–Saturday night dance parties .
Bandito's Burrito Lounge
The cooks at Bandito's Burrito Lounge, which is situated inside a converted garage in the Museum district, add their own Californian touches to the restaurant's menu of Mexican staples. In the dining room, guests can feast on fish tacos, sizzling fajitas, and more than a dozen specialty burritos. Diners can belt out classics onstage on karaoke nights, or kick back and listen to original bands, whose songs are heard on Sunday evenings and in the dreams you have about wakeboarding later that night.